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A+ Antioch Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Antioch Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than California
Antioch
12424% more expensive than the US average
California
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Antioch cost of living
F Antioch Crime Total crime is 34% higher than California
Total crime
3,96044% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2644% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Antioch crime
D+ Antioch Employment Household income is 3% higher than California
Median household income
$65,53018% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,38512% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%31% higher than the US average
Antioch employment
D Antioch Housing Home value is 29% lower than California
Median home value
$291,40058% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,43952% higher than the US average
Home ownership
61%4% lower than the US average
Antioch real estate or Antioch rentals
F Antioch Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
25%50% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Antioch K-12 schools

Living in Antioch, CA

Located in the state of California, Antioch is a moderately-sized city with a population of 108,675 people. Antioch has a population density of 3,703 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Antioch identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 21% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Antioch is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Antioch and in the areas around Antioch is a much easier task.

The livability score in Antioch is 58/100 and the city is ranked in the 14th percentile of all cities across America. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Antioch may not be a pleasant experience. Based on the scores for each individual category, Antioch has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). Antioch does not fare well for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Antioch on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Lone Tree Golf Course, and Prewett Family Park.

Assuming that Antioch meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Antioch. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Antioch are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Antioch come in at $291,400, which is 28.8% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Antioch, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 29.7% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Antioch will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Antioch, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.1%.

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Family Oriented High Tech Commuter Town

Attractions10/10
Community7/10
Nightlife1/10
Dining5/10
Shopping8/10
Antioch is a nice, diverse, quiet, family oriented community. I have been here for 20 years, so I have seen many changes here.
My kids played in the community water park, attended karate and went to the local public schools.

Since it is more affordable bay area town, my wife was able to stay home and help in the PTA and volunteer in the schools. Most of the teachers and administrative staff have been wonderful, even though the schools have had challenges from being impacted by new students in the early 2000's. The Dozier-LIbbey Medical High School is a gem in the Antioch School District. Our child wore scrubs daily, and the Kaiser Hospital next door was very integrated with the school activities. The kids even shadowed doctors to learn about the medical and healthcare professions. They are currently in a healthcare program at university.

Our other child attended Deer Valley High School. They attended a UC School for undergrad and were accepted in Master's programs in an ivy league and other top schools around the country. The dedicated teachers and staff at the local schools were very influential to their later successes. Of course, parent involvement is also an important factor in this team effort.

Since the widening of Highway 4 and the new BART station, I see more people moving into Antioch/Brentwood area. San Francisco and the surrounding areas have an increasing amount of employment options. There has been an increase in restaurants and shopping options in our area. Now San Francisco, Oakland and their airports are accessible by train. Lyft and Uber have been great additions for access. I work in the city, so it's nice to return to our laid back community.

I have enjoy the Mediterranean climate. In winter, the hills are as green as billiard tables. There is fog and misty rain. Summer is dry and can get over 100 for a few days, so the hills turn yellow. The Delta helps cool the area in the evening. We are in between to SF and Sacramento, so many activities are accessible. Locally, I see many people enjoy walking, hiking, barbecuing, bike riding, boating, water sports, etc. The community is very diverse, so you can enjoy international cuisine options.

I have enjoyed living in Antioch and I think the future is bright for the area.

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Antioch, CA - Home To Abandoned Mines and Commuters

Attractions3/10
Community7/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping4/10
Named after the city in Syria, Antioch is situated in the Bay Area of California. Once a popular mining area for coal and copper, this California city has a rich history. Hiking is allowed in the nearby East Bay Regional Park, where the mines once were. All of the mines have been closed down, but there are still a few remnants of days gone by in the city. After the fall of the mining businesses, Antioch never picked up any new booming revenue sources.

Mostly a residential area, Antioch real estate prices are affordable for any income, making it a popular place to live for commuters. You can reach the cities of Sacramento and San Jose in about 75 minutes and San Francisco in about 60 minutes. There are good jobs are to be found in the city itself, but since most of the population work in other areas, Antioch is fairly quiet for most of the day.

Visitors will not find many major attractions in Antioch in addition to hiking trails. Prewett Water Park is a fun aquatic park for kids and families, but that is the extent of exciting entertainment in Antioch. The city is not without great dining, though. For fair prices visitors will enjoy Carpaccio Ristorante, offering a variety of high quality cuisine.
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Source: The Antioch, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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